Memory and Navigation Laboratory

Columbia University

Joshua Jacobs, PhD. (CV)

Select Publications

Effect of stimulation

Direct Electrical Stimulation of the Human Entorhinal Region and Hippocampus Impairs Memory
Jacobs, J., Miller, J.F., Lee, S.A., Coffey, T.,Watrous, A.J. , Sperling, M.R., Sharan,A.D.,Worrell, G.,Berry, B.,Lega, B.,Jobst, B.C., Davis,K.,Gross,R.E., Sheth,S.A.,Ezzyat,Y., Das,S.R., Stein,J., Gorniak,R., Kahana,M.J, Rizzuto,D.S. (2016).
Neuron, 7 December 2016, Volume 92, Issue 5, p983–990 [pdf]

Firing Rate Map

Traveling Theta Waves in the Human Hippocampus
Zhang, H., Jacobs, J. (2015).
Journal of Neuroscience, September 9, 2015, 12477-12487.[pdf]

Firing Rate Map

Repeating Spatial Activations in Human Entorhinal Cortex.
Miller, J.F., Fried, I., Suthana, N., Jacobs, J. (2015).
Current Biology, April 2015, 1080-1085. [pdf]

Firing Rate Map

Direct recordings of grid-like neuronal activity in human spatial navigation.
Jacobs, J., Weidemann, C.T., Miller, J.F., Solway, A., Burke, J.F., Wei, X., Suthana, N., Sperling, M.R., Sharan, A.D., Fried, I., Kahana, M.J. (2013).
Nature Neuroscience, 16, 1188-1190. [pdf, Supplemental, Task Movie]


Josh Jacobs in Time on memory and Alzheimer's

Neuron paper on deep-brain stimulation in Wall Street Journal


Lab Members

Sang Ah Lee

Jonathan Miller

Post Doctoral Scholar

Salman Qasim

Uma Mohan

Melina Tsitsiklis

Honghui Zhang

Hagai Lalazar

Lab Alumni

Omar Elfanagely

Shady El Damaty

Anna Merzagora



Dr. Michael Kahana

University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Michael Sperling

Thomas Jefferson University

Dr. Ashwini Sharan

Thomas Jefferson University

Dr. Joseph Tracy

Thomas Jefferson University

Dr. Itzhak Fried